The Green Mile (1999)
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From director Robert Zemeckis comes this powerful character study of a man and his quest for survival. Tom Hanks is a time-obsessed postal worker on a routine cargo transport. His life is forever changed after the plane crashes and he finds himself stranded all alone on an uncharted island. We’re drawn into his long, arduous journey as he struggles not only to keep his sanity, but to stay alive so he can make it back to the love of his life (Hunt). A fascinating, believable, and thought-provoking portrait of a man and his fight to live, with a remarkably ideal performance from Hanks.
True story of the moon-bound mission that developed severe trouble and the men that rescued it with skill and dedication. Directed by Ron Howard starring Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton and Kevin Bacon as the astronauts.
It’s 1970, and America have already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there’s little interest in this “routine” flight. I guess by the end you can call this movie a thriller, it’s a very exiting journey, from the beginning, when the astronauts are still on earth, celebrating with their families, and then later when we can fear with them, because of disasters that happen in space. All the actors did a great job, besides the astronauts, Ed Harris and Gary Sinise were fantastic.
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Steven Spielbergs “The Terminal” is refreshing new, simple and funny. The script is great and Tom Hanks with his Bulgarian accent is brilliant. I would also like to mention Stanley Tucci, Catherine Zeta Jones and Zoe Saldana, who give a really good performance, too.
Viktor Navorski, a man from an Eastern European country arrives in New York. However after he left his country war broke out. Suddenly Navorski is a man without a country - or one that the U.S. cannot recognize, thus he is denied entrance to the U.S. However, he also can’t be deported so he is told by the Security Manager that he has to remain in the airport until his status can be fixed. And also Navorski doesn’t speak English very well, so he cannot talk to or understand anyone. But he somehow adapts and sets up residence in the airport, which makes the man who placed him there unhappy, as it seems he is in line for a promotion but Navroski’s presence might complicate that. So he tries to get Navorski to leave but Navorski remains where he is. Navorski makes friends with some of the people who work in the airport and is attracted to a flight attendant he runs into whenever she comes in.
This movie is one of the most important movies of our time. Tom Hanks best performance!
Anyone who hasn’t seen this film must do as soon as possible.
Won 2 Oscars
Andrew Beckett, a gay lawyer infected with AIDS, is fired from his conservative law firm in fear that they might contract AIDS from him. After Andrew is fired, in a last attempt for peace, he sues his former law firm with the help of a homophobic lawyer, Joe Miller. During the court battle, Miller sees that Beckett is no different than anyone else on the gritty streets of the city of brotherly love, sheds his homophobia and helps Beckett with his case before AIDS overcomes him.